This course facilitates a successful transition to college and to engineering strategies and tools needed as a freshman in ECET programs. It focuses on orientation to college, academic success strategies, professional development, and an introduction to a degree program. Topics include student rights and responsibilities; grading and graduation requirements; campus/site resources; time management; note taking; introduction to career opportunities; and program-specific topics. The course provides hands-on experience using technical software and creating technical documentation using many different software programs, including Word, Excel, MATLAB, and Multisim. Topics include terminology; layout; chart creation; effective chart usage; and integrating text and graphics.